Beekeeper Registration - South Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to keep bees or beehives.

Beekeeper registration is required regardless of the:

  • number of hives you own or manage
  • purpose for owning or managing bees or beehives
  • type of hives you own or manage.

New beekeepers must complete a registration and hive identification code form.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees for keeping 1 to 4 hives:

  • no fee for registration and renewals
  • no fee for hive contributions.

Fees for keeping 5 or more hives:

  • hive contribution fee of $1.00 per hive (including the first 4 hives)
  • annual registration fee of $49.75.

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


Application and renewal requirements will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Biosecurity SA

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.